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Treasury Department, July 8, 1792. Submits “the in-closed Contract between the Superintendant of the Delaware Lighthouse &c. and Benjamin Rice, for the making of two mooring chains for the use of the Beacon boats on the River Delaware.” LC , George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. William Allibone was superintendent of lighthouses, beacons, buoys, and public piers for Philadelphia, Cape...
I have the honor to enclose a Resolution of the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund of the 16th. inst:, for your consideration and approbation. My absence from Town and hurry after my return, prevented the making of the arrangement before you left this place. I shall hope to receive your determination previous to the day which limits the receiving of proposals, as the purchases must be made...
I wrote to you on Monday last, transmitting a resolution of the Commissioners of the Sinking fund. Nothing in the way of public business requiring your attention has since occurred. There is a matter I beg leave to mention to you confidentially in which your interposition, if you deem it adviseable, may have a good effect. I have long had it at heart that some good system of regulations for...
Samuel Hobart, third Mate of the Cutter on the New Hampshire Station, has tendered his resignation and sent forward his Commission which I retain ’till your return not to encumber you with it at Mount Vernon. This occasions two vacancies, as to that Cutter, of first & third Mate. The Collector of Ports-mouth recommends the second Mate, John Adams, for first Mate, and a Benjamin Gunnison, who...
I have the honor to transmit herewith sundry papers relative to an arrangement, which has been concerted between the Commissioner of the Revenue and myself, on the subject of compensation to the Officers of Inspection, in consequence of additional latitude given to The President of the United States by the Act of the last Session entitled, An Act concerning the duties on spirits distilled...
I received the most sincere pleasure at finding in our last conversation, that there was some relaxation in the disposition you had before discovered to decline a reelection. Since your departure, I have lost no opportunity of sounding the opinions of persons, whose opinions were worth knowing, on these two points—1st the effect of your declining upon the public affairs, and upon your own...
I have the honor to enclose a letter from the Commissioner of the Revenue of the 25th. of July, on the subject of a provisional Contract for the supply of the Lighthouse in New Hampshire; together with the Contract for your consideration & decision. I agree in the opinion expressed by the Commissioner of the Revenue. With the most perfect respect and truest attachment, I have the honor to be...
I have been duly honored with your Letters of the 1st and 5th instant. A copy of the latter is enclosed according to your desire. You may depend upon it, Sir, that nothing shall be wanting in this Department to furnish all requisite supplies for the Army with efficiency & œconomy, and to bring to exact account all persons concerned in them as far as shall consist with the powers of the...
[ Philadelphia, August 11, 1792. On August 22, 1792, Washington wrote to Hamilton : “This will merely inform you that your letter of the 10th … and that of the 11th. Inst: have been duly received.” Letter of August 11 not found. ]
I am happy to be able, at length, to send you, answers to the objections, which were communicated in your letter of the 29th of July. They have unavoidably been drawn in haste, too much so, to do perfect justice to the subject, and have been copied just as they flowed from my heart and pen, without revision or correction. You will observe, that here and there some severity appears. I have not...